Okay, I like that too...
But I'm here to talk about sax--saxophone. I play one.
I took up piano when I was about 6 and caught on pretty quick. A couple years later, I started playing flute (my mom kept telling me she wanted me to be like Ian Anderson from Jethro Tull--only took me about 10 years to figure out who that was...and how awesome he is). Anyway, I played both piano and flute all through elementary school and middle school.
The first day of high school band my freshman year, Mr. S asked if there was anyone in the band that wanted to switch instruments. My hand was the first to go up. Not that I didn't like flute, but I was a person of adventure. I had no idea what he was going to ask me to play--he led me over to this massively huge case and opened it and I saw something like this:
A beautiful Yamaha baritone saxophone.
The next day, I was playing it in band. Took me 30 seconds to figure the thing out.
And I rocked it. I loved that thing.
I played it in concert band, I played it in jazz band. I played it in German band (side note: the High School I went to has the only high school German Band in the Country)
I even marched with it. Did the 4-mile German Fest Parade in Chicago. Proof:
Don't be knockin' the garb.
My sophomore year in high school I transitioned to the tenor sax. It was MUCH lighter.
Here I am doing a solo at a concert:
And I dabbled in the soprano as well:
I played soprano sax only as often as I HAD to. Remember this post? Yeah, I'm as big of a fan as Kenny G as I am of poking my eyeballs with a ballpoint pen.
Going into my junior year, I transitioned yet again to the alto sax and that's what I play now. I got a pretty shiny brand new one that year and that's the one I still play today. Of course I don't have a picture of me playing it. Doh.
I still play as often as I can. I'm in a municipal band in the summers and jam out on my own every now and again.
Yes, I went to band camp.
Yes, I like sax.